Tag Archives: Children

​Children should not be for sale

Faithwriters.com challenge entry – 16-Mar-17 – Intermediate – Topic: Childhood Childhood is big business. Programmes on children’s television channels are interspersed with high pressure advertisements for the latest toys, clothes or even holiday destinations. Commercial caterers vie for contracts to … Continue reading

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In a bit of a jam.

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 16th February 2017 – Topic: Jam – Intermediate: 2nd Place Maria found her Mummy kneeling on the kitchen floor surrounded by rubbish. “Mummy, what are you doing?” she asked. “I’ve lost my wedding ring,” Mummy replied. “I … Continue reading

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Those Canaan Days

Faithwriters.com Challenge – entry 25th August 2016  – Topic: Joie de vivre – Intermediate: 3rd place The small, dirty grey figure contrasts to its spotless surroundings and the vivid orange upholstery of the chair it occupies. The deep crimson stain … Continue reading

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Where do I start?

Mum Becci takes Darren to the doctor because he won’t talk. Darren is excited to discover a friend with the same interests Continue reading

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The power of childhood experiences

During the past few months I’ve increasingly struggled to do the things that I know I should do. If I’m in a discussion about something specific or I have a clear task to perform, I’ve been fine. But when some … Continue reading

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Book Review – Heaven is for Real

Many books written about “near death experiences” carry sensational claims on the back cover. But this book claims to tell its story with “disarming innocence and the plain-spoken boldness of a child.” Passing a turning en route to a family … Continue reading

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Nautical Adventures at The Salvation Army

Nearly forty children recently embarked on a week of nautical adventure at The Salvation Army’s holiday club. Each morning a crew of willing volunteers, led by corps officer Captain Steven Turner, took the children through two hours of games, songs, … Continue reading

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